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Criterion Theatre Tours

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Criterion Theatre
Beneath the buzz of Piccadilly Circus, the Criterion Theatre offers an intimate West End experience at 30 feet (9 meters) below street level. Built in 1874 as part of an entertainment complex, the Grade II–listed venue seats fewer than 600 across three levels, and is known for its comedy shows, charity work, and Victorian features.

The Basics
Book in advance for the theater’s current production, and benefit from a choice of packages to suit your schedule and budget, whether you’re after a midweek matinee or all-inclusive evening show. Located beneath one of London’s busiest landmarks, the theater is a top spot to unwind after hours of sightseeing. Take advantage of tours concluding on Piccadilly Circus to seamlessly check off several city attractions in one day.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guests with special access requirements must book directly through the theater.
  • The theater has two wheelchair-accessible spaces in the dress circle.
  • Headsets are provided for hearing-impaired theatergoers.
  • The theater has two bars and a small cloakroom; large luggage can’t be accommodated.
  • Take cash to avoid the 10-pound minimum for card payments.
  • Be prepared to walk down 54 stairs to the stalls.

How to Get There
The theater is less than a 1-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus station, and a short walk from Leicester Square and Charing Cross. Local and hop-on hop-off buses serve the major junction regularly. With a box-office-validated ticket, evening or weekend attendees who are driving can avoid the Congestion Charge and receive a 50 percent discount in the nearby Q-Park Trafalgar Square lot.

When to Get There

Matinees take place every Saturday and Sunday, while evening performances are typically scheduled daily except Monday—though some smaller productions run on this day too. If you’re there in winter, don’t miss the Leicester Square Christmas market or the festive light displays along Regent Street, both within easy reach of the Criterion.

West End Comedy

From traditional farce to modern stand-up, the West End offers plenty for comedy fans. Other popular venues include the big-name-attracting Leicester Square Theatre, the independent Covent Garden Comedy Club, and the Comedy Store—a tourist favorite visited by more than 3,500 people each week.
Address: 218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1V 9LB, England
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in London

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the comedy about a bak robbery
Expedition696248
, Nov 2019
it was a play at criterion theater in piccadili circus. I've enjoyed it a lot as it' was a well played comedy. the actor were excellent.
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Fantastic! We roared with...
Judy M
, Jun 2017
Fantastic! We roared with laughter. The meal before dinner was nothing special--it was at Planet Hollywood, therefore burgers and fries. But the show was excellent. If you do this, I don't recommend doing the dinner. There are so many beautiful and unique restaurants in that area, Planet Hollywood was not a place I would have chosen for dinner.
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Excellent show! Very funny. Actors...
Alan Z
, Jul 2016
Excellent show! Very funny. Actors were great. Venue was outstanding. I don't believe there was a bad seat in the house!

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Criterion Theatre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Criterion Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Criterion Theatre costs USD 79.20. Guided Criterion Theatre tours start around USD 79.20 per person. See all 0 Criterion Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.
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